Tag Archive: Alan Permane

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Ecclestone backs Raikkonen over strike threat

 Jacques Villeneuve said Raikkonen is right to have finally run out of patience

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 06Bernie Ecclestone has backed Kimi Raikkonen’s threat to strike after the Finn revealed he has not been paid “a single euro” in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Unpaid Raikkonen threatens to boycott Lotus

“(Team owner) Gerard Lopez is in negotiations with Kimi.”

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 03Eric Boullier has confirmed that Lotus is still behind in its payments to Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Raikkonen won’t give up fights with Grosjean – manager

“I’ve never heard of a driver being spoken to like that”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 02In a further sign that Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus is dead in the water with three races still to run in 2013, his manager says the radio rudeness in India last Sunday was unprecedented. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Lotus apologises after Permane death threats

“This radio message could have been sent in a less emotional way.” – Eric Boullier

2011-05-20 - Lotus Renault GP - Spain - Alan Permane - Eric Boullier 01Lotus has apologised after an expletive-laden exchange on the radio with Kimi Raikkonen during the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

FIA summons Vettel after title ‘donuts’

The Red Bull driver broke a fundamental rule about taking his car straight to ‘parc ferme’

Sebastian Vettel - Inde - photo Getty ImagesSebastian Vettel spent some of his first moments as a quadruple world champion-elect in the stewards office after Sunday’s Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

McLaren door still open for Hulkenberg – report

Nico Hulkenberg is in the running not only at Lotus for 2014, but also McLaren.

Nico Hulkenberg - photo © DPPI - François Flamand That is the claim of the German magazine Sport Bild, who said even a return to Force India for the German has not been ruled out. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Kimi Raikkonen has not ruled out skipping next weekend’s Korean grand prix.

Raikkonen not ruling out missing Korea GP

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 02Although mounting the podium after starting just 13th, the Finn struggled with back pain throughout the Singapore weekend, almost having to sit out qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Lotus struggling with ‘money problems’ – reports

Troubling signs of financial weakness are emerging from Lotus.

2013-05-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco 02The authoritative German website motorsport-total.com reports that, although in the hunt for the 2013 title, the Genii-owned outfit is “struggling to survive” under EUR 120 million in debt. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 3

Formula One day 3 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

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Jul 12

Lotus F1 Team announces 2013 Young Driver Test lineup

Homework

2013-06-09_0994Nicolas Prost, Davide Valsecchi and Kimi Räikkönen will drive for Lotus F1 Team during next week’s adapted ‘Young Driver Test’ at Silverstone on July 17 -19. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Pirelli drops ‘conservative’ Hungary compound choice

Pirelli’s choice was too “conservative”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)Pirelli has reversed its decision to bring harder tyres to the forthcoming Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

New kevlar tyres ‘not terrible’ – Grosjean

“It turns out that it’s going pretty well.”

2013-06-07_0689Although Lotus was initially opposed to the move to kevlar-belted tyres, Romain Grosjean in Germany said the change was actually “not terrible” for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 begins to respond to tyre-exploding crisis

Just days ahead of the next race at the Nurburgring

2013-06-09_1345The world of formula one has already begun to respond to the crisis triggered by Sunday’s tyre-exploding British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

2013 season in tyre-exploding crisis after Silverstone

There is talk of a drivers’ boycott ahead of the weekend’s Nurburgring race.

2013-06-06_0013Formula one’s tyre-dominated 2013 season has shifted into an even higher gear, as drivers threaten to go on strike unless immediate action is taken. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Pirelli to assess ‘mood’ for F1 after tyre-gate

Lotus engineer Alan Permane is heavily critical

2013-06-09_1210It is possible F1 will have to embark on an eleventh-hour search for a new official tyre supplier for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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